• Sri Lanka
1 to 12 weeks
Project Types
Childcare Youth Education Teaching ESL

Program Details

Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family


Starting Price
$110 USD
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 10, 2019
Apr 18, 2019

About Program

Volunteers in the Sri Lanka project offer English teaching programs in Embilipitiya, a rural town located 180 km from the capital city of Sri Lanka, where the youths, mostly between the ages of 2 and 6, have been seeking help to improve their knowledge of English in order to use it in the job market.

Program Reviews

9.67 Rating
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  • Impact 9
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.3
  • Value 9.7
  • Safety 9.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

Medical Volunteer program - Teaching Hospital Karapitya

I completed a two week medical volunteer program via global crossroads. It was a really great experience as I did not know what to expect.
The global crossroads team before my trip were always readily available to contact and provided all the information required. The placement itself at THK was really interesting and I learnt a lot about completely different health care system in a different part of the world. It was definitely a more observatory role, but during the ward rounds the team would engage and teach along the way.
My homestay with Michael was fantastic - he was always readily contactable and ensured we were as comfortable as we could be (despite the heat!), the rooms and bathroom are clean and the daily meals were great - especially the rice and curry for lunch! It really added to the whole program and I would recommend staying here as it provides you with a more genuine experience as well as having someone there that is able to assist you with transport/bookings etc.

5 people found this review helpful.
Response from Global Crossroad

Dear Leah, We are happy to hear that you had a great experince in our Medical project in Sri Lanka. We also feel happy that you enjoyed living with our host family and loved the local food.

We hope this experience will help you in your future and wish you all the best for all your endeavors.

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Highly Recommended Trip

My time in Sri Lanka was well spent. Michael was a fantastic host who connected me with a rewarding volunteering experience. This volunteering experience gave me the opportunity to learn and witness the medicine works in Sri Lanka. The hospital is big, all the doctors in there are very helpful and they did let me help them with sutures, surgeries, examine patients.
Highly recommended experience. I will definitely be back.

What would you improve about this program?
The program was excellent; I do not have anything to say. However I did found the hospital overcrowded at times, patience were waiting on the line.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent experience with Global Crossroad and life changing experience in Sri Lanka

Several events in my personal life inspired my desire to volunteer. I searched online and several countries and organizations were in my mind and favorites. After I contacted several of them, I liked the communication, price and the conditions offered by Global Crossroad. I choose Sri Lanka because I have never been to that country and it looked really interesting and entertaining from the several photos, videos and documentaries I saw online. I applied through their online form and I was soon contacted. Everything was arranged quickly and my program started only after 2 weeks after I applied. I loved that!

I applied for the project offer for English teaching programs in Galle. I didn’t expect much from this city, although it is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. I arrived to this town with a bus and had the chance to enjoy many Sri Lanka landscapes.

My foster family was very welcoming and the stay was accommodating. I had my own room, bathroom and everything I need for reasonable stay. The project I applied and participated in was English teaching program. I worked with youths aged 2 and 6. My group were mostly boy and girls aged 4-5, but there were also little ones aged 2 and little older around 6.

The kids were incredible to me. I guess they are learned to respect authority and were eager to learn. Even though they had experienced some horrible life circumstances they were positive and wanted to learn. I really felt like a worthwhile and wonderful experience. Also I want to emphasize that the children are so full of warmth, so dynamic, and so loving! I felt a really strong connection to them and looked forward each day to seeing them again. Normally I’ve spend few hours in the school which was not that far away from the house. These kids filled me with positive energy. At the end it was sad saying goodbye to them. I hope I improved their learning speaking and writing skills.

Regarding the time I spent off, in the afternoon I usually explored the town and the Sri Lankan life and traditions. I want to thank my host family for helping me adjust and learn so much about their culture and traditions. The place was really friendly, interesting and safe. They were always warm and eager to talk about their life, their ideas, experiences and wanted to know a lot about my city and country.

I want to thank Global Crossroad for enabling me this amazing volunteering in Sri Lanka. At the end of the day, it was indeed a life changing experience. Something I truly needed at this point in my life. Thank you for enabling me this safe, risk free and highly enjoyable volunteering experience.

4 people found this review helpful.

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